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Tradesmen were known as ‘apron men’ because they habitually wore an apron to protect their clothing. First recorded in 1300, they remained a functional item until the 17th century when they began to be fashioned with jewels or lace, to signal status. Aprons are under appreciated for their versatility and style. Wearing an apron isn’t necessarily about being practical but also for how they look and make you feel. Besides protection, they can add sharp lines and provide useful storage for everyday essentials. Goff Courtney hails the apron’s versatility; giving it a contemporary, tailored twist
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